Media Barn Book Review: Shoeing the Modern Horse

Shoeing the Modern Horse
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The Horse Owner’s Guide to Farriery and Hoof Care By Steven Kraus with Katie Navarra Horses’ hooves are integral to their overall health, their athletic ability, and ultimately, their longevity. But not all horses are the same. The individual needs of each horse require an understanding of responsible, informed hoofcare …

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Trainer’s Profile: Molly McDaniel of Balanced Performance Training and Hoofcare

Trainer’s Profile
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Focusing on the Longevity and Soundness of the Horse Interview by Kim Roe What is the name of your business? Balanced Performance Training and Hoofcare, LLC What do you do?  I’m a farrier and I also accept horses and mules for training. I teach lessons (and can provide lesson horses …

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Equine Wellness – Know Your Horse’s “Normal”: Part 2

By Meriel Moore-Colyer for Haygain How to Take, Measure and Track Key Vital Signs Maintaining good health in our horses is every owner’s responsibility. Avoiding performance-limiting viruses, preventing the development of more serious diseases, and ensuring your horse is content and living as natural a life as possible should be everyone’s …

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New and Noteworthy: The Sturdy Horse

The Sturdy Horse
Peaches in July 6th 2023 when just beginning Sturdy Horse products and her new feed regimen. Photo provided by Monte Robertson.

Head to Hoof® Products Help Senior Horse Regain Health The Sturdy Horse, located in Del Norte, Colorado, researches, develops, and manufactures products made from hemp seeds that help humans, horses, and pets.  One horse, Peaches, a 29-year-old Quarter Horse with extreme malnutrition due to negligence, was checked over by a …

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Trail Savvy: Weed-Free Feed

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Responsible Options for Happy Horses and Healthy Trails You’ve probably come across terms like “weed-free feed” or “certified weed-free forage” when feeding your horses and mules. Whether it’s a requirement or only recommended in the areas where you ride, it’s essential to understand what these feeds are, and which ones …

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Equine Wellness – Know Your Horse’s “Normal”: Part 1

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How to Take, Measure and Track Key Vital Signs By Meriel Moore-Colyer for Haygain Maintaining good health in our horses is every owner’s responsibility. Avoiding performance-limiting viruses, preventing the development of more serious diseases, and ensuring your horse is content and living as natural a life as possible should be everyone’s …

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Grand Meadows Cares Series: Equine Gastric Ulcers – Are You On The Right Track?

Equine Gastric Ulcers

Gastric ulcer treatment for equines runs the gamut from commercially and home-produced pastes and potions, to off label use of medications in cocktails and concoctions. Whenever you administer medications or supplements to your horse, it goes without saying (or does it?), that following the manufacturer’s instructions for the duration and …

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Equine Wellness: Five Signs of Discomfort in Your Horse

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Your Horse’s Behavior Can be an Expression of Pain As you get up from your desk, you place a hand on your shoulder and rotate it uncomfortably. Really need to get that checked out, you think. As you fight traffic on the drive to the barn, you notice the tension …

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Tragic news from Churchill Downs: More horses euthanized Saturday, following races at site of the Kentucky Derby

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2023) — Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, released the following statement ahead of the Kentucky Derby:  “7 was not a lucky number for the horses, as that is how many died in the lead-up to this year’s Kentucky Derby. And …

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Editor’s Postcard: The Changing World of Veterinary Care

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Appreciate Your Equine Veterinarian My beloved veterinarian of 28 years recently informed me she was giving up her equine veterinary practice and transitioning to small animal care. I’m devastated, but not surprised. Vets are dropping like flies in the equine industry, and those who are staying in it are setting …

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